Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque blew a lot of minds when they began to transition their styles in the early part of the 1900s. They both began to bring more abstract elements into their work; first, the wildly saturated color seen in Cezanne's work, and then an obsession with geometry, planes and perspective. This mix would define not only their careers but would turn the art world on its collective ear, and change the way that we all thought about art. It's exciting to see the genesis of the Cubist movement in Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910-1912 at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie. This exhibition highlights where the abstract, geometric representations like those found in Picasso's famous "Guernica" were born: in these analytical pieces that imitate reality while playing with questions of format and composition. The collection of almost all of the paintings and prints generated by the two men during their two-year collaboration is a fascinating glimpse into the history of modern art and can be seen through August 21. The Kimbell is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, noon until 8 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets to the exhibition are $8 and may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit kimbellmuseum.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 24. Continues through Aug. 21, 2011